Chelsea have suffered an injury blow ahead of their weekend cracker of a match against Tottenham as the side’s skipper, John Terry, strained his ankle during the Champions League match against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening. Some reports claim the former England international could miss as much as one month of action.
The central half picked up the injury in the 2nd half of the game while the score was still 1 – 0, and was stretchered off the pitch while visibly in pains. The 34 year-old is set to miss the visit to White Hart Lane on Sunday in a game that will determine how well Chelsea have really bounced back as claimed by their last 2 games.
The match later ended 4 nil, and the win saw Chelsea go to the top of group G, placing them just 1 point away from advancing to the next round of the European games. Chelsea won their last league game against Norwich City during the weekend and it saw them move up to 15 on the table. Tottenham meanwhile sit in 5th position and are unbeaten in their last 12 League games. Their only defeat came in their first match of the season against Manchester United through a lone-own goal, and they are that team to beat in the top flight division this season.
The seriousness of Terry’s injury is yet to be ascertained, but he isn’t likely to play on Sunday, and can only be fit to face Bournemouth on December 5th at the earliest. Mourinho is also unlikely to have the services of Brazil international Ramires for the game, as the midfielder suffered a muscular injury during training sessions on Monday. He was unavailable for selection in the squad that faced the Israeli champions. The coach will hope both return before the year runs out in order to help the team finish in top 10 before New Year.